Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square
(GPS Only: 340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401)
Liberty Square is located in downtown Charleston at the intersection of Calhoun and Concord Streets. This beautiful urban national park site is located directly on the Cooper River and is the primary departure point for visitors traveling to Fort Sumter.
At the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center you can purchase or pick up your boarding passes, learn about the causes of the American Civil War, see Major Anderson's original Garrison Flag, and grab a souvenir from the museum store. National Park Rangers are on duty every day roving the park and inside the visitor education center to answer any questions. Tour boats depart from directly behind the visitor education center.
Next door to the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is the South Carolina Aquarium, another great Charleston destination.
Parking is available in a City of Charleston parking garage at 24 Calhoun Street, just steps away from the entrance to Liberty Square. There is also limited metered street parking available.